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30 March 2016 @ 05:19 pm
an unlikely knitting conviction  

I apparently have some kind of conviction that I’m going to knit something, because I keep stopping and staring avariciously at yarn. I don’t knit. I mean, I knitted something once. A scarf. It turned out well! But…I don’t knit.

Despite that, today I came across this really pretty inexpensive dark blue sparkly yarn and…folded. I bought four skeins and two of black sparkly yarn and I have vague thoughts of a matching hat and scarf. And then since I was on the road to hell anyway I got some chunky red yarn to make a scarf for Indy, who immediately suggested we get some blue, too, and I could make a STRIPED scarf. *laughs* I said I wasn’t that good a knitter and maybe we could try that later, a suggestion to which he was amenable. :)


I got needles of appropriate size for the yarns and since the whole essentially incomprehensible purchase ran €11.50, I feel that I can probably afford the bonkersness of it. Especially if I actually knit something.

So the first thing I need to do is learn to cast on. Easy peasy. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

cypherindigo on March 30th, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
I am a rather new knitter too. Look up "Long tail cast on" on Youtube. It is one of the easiest and most versatile.
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 30th, 2016 05:36 pm (UTC)
I've tried twice to learn how to knit. Apparently it is not going to be one of my skill sets.
Herefoxherefox on March 30th, 2016 07:24 pm (UTC)
I do a fair amount of knitting if you need any advice, although apparently my technique is odd enough that I have people come over to look at me when I'm knitting in public to comment on it.
Mary Annepers1stence on March 31st, 2016 01:41 am (UTC)
I totally taught myself, out of a book even. Now there are great tutorials and resources online too....
kitmizkit on March 31st, 2016 07:38 am (UTC)
I find books, or at least words, more useful than videos, myself. Videos you have to keep replaying and it's very annoying. :)
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on March 31st, 2016 09:59 am (UTC)
I'm aware of this phenomenon. Except with crochet. :)
Jannejanne on March 31st, 2016 12:30 pm (UTC)

Knitting is a favorite way to unwind, and i can pretend to be useful at the same time. Use the opportunity while offspring is too young to resist wearing the results -- i have so many scarfs gathering dust after Cat developed her own taste in clothes. (Scarves? Sp.)